Norfolk Sister City Association's Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction

The Norfolk Sister City Association held its Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction on October 3, 2021, where Sister Cities International was awarded the Global Citizen Award. Read Norfolk Sister City Association’s press release below!

Norfolk Sister City Association held its Annual International Luncheon and Silent Auction at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club on October 3, 2021.

$3,000 raised from the silent auction will support our youth education and exchange programs during the 2021-22 academic year. Our guest speaker was Fred Blanton, Virginia Representative, Sister Cities International. The topic addressed focused on international programs and relationship building during the time of COVID.

A highlight of the luncheon was the annual presentation of awards covering outstanding program; individual and corporate / organizational partner.

NSCA Program of the Year Award was presented to our Cagayan de Oro Sister City Committee. 

The Citizen Diplomacy Award recognizes exceptional contributions by an individual to international understanding and intercultural endeavors within in our region. This year’s award is presented to Gary Bonnewell, President, Norfolk Sister City Association.

 

The Global Citizen Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a business or organization to international understanding and intercultural endeavors within in our region. This year’s award was presented to Sister Cities International.

 

Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA) was founded in 1976 and it a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington, D.C.   NSCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that coordinates the activities of its ten sister cities for international understanding, friendship and cooperation by means of people to people exchanges and long-term partnerships.  Citizen diplomacy is at the root of strengthening international relationships from which partnerships grow and flourish.  NSCA develops these partnerships to bring educational, cultural, and economic benefits to Norfolk and its sister cities around the globe.  NSCA’s events and opportunities have benefited the entire Hampton Roads Community.

We celebrate the diversity of Norfolk and its sister cities.

We educate youth about global citizenship through our Young Global Citizens Program.

We facilitate economic opportunities between Norfolk and its sister cities.